Intrepid reviewers pin down The Rock - sorry, make that Dwayne

PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 23 February, 2009, 12:00am

Dwayne Johnson dropped into town briefly last week. Who? That would be the wrestler turned actor better known as The Rock. He was hanging around - of all places - Hong Kong Disneyland to promote a new sci-fi action movie called Race to Witch Mountain (due for release this spring, and yes, it is a Disney movie). Along for the ride was the film's director, Andy Fickman (left).

However, interviewers were told in advance not to call Johnson by his wrestling name, as that's apparently a chapter of his life he'd like to close. Really? When the Post's film editor squared off with him in an interview, it turned out to be no holds barred as the star was more than eager to chat about his days delivering flying elbows and bone-crunching suplexes to his mat opponent. 'I enjoyed the spectacle of that type of entertainment,' he said.

The other thing he said he enjoyed was the food in Hong Kong - don't they all? In addition to press interviews, Johnson surprised Disneyland guests on Thursday when he took part in the theme park's daily parade, riding on the top of a moving Magic Kingdom castle.

It's not the most macho of moves, but hey, that's why he's out of professional wrestling. Watch for the full interview with Johnson in the Post's film section.